But with side-effects that range from excess body hair to liver damage, using them can result in serious health issues as well as bigger muscles - as the stars of a new documentary fronted by former reality TV star Jodie Marsh prove.
Among the performance-enhancing drug users to feature on Jodie Marsh On...
'It wasn't my intention to body shame, hurt or disrespect anyone.'Emmy Gilmour from The Recover Clinic, which helps people with eating disorders, said: 'This is a really tragic example of a how society has conditioned women to judge and compare one another.'We're living in an era where it's normal to tell women that they're inadequate, and that they must apologise for how they look,' she told the Huffington Post.
Ms Andrews competes in competitions run by the United Kingdom Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (UKBFF), although the organisation said she is 'not a paid-up member at the moment'.
Female athletes competing at the highest levels of their sport, female trial lawyers, the women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies: all of them probably have it.
She became an IFBB Pro women’s bodybuilder in 1988, placing first in the heavyweight division, at the IFBB World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico. They might dress a little modestly, hoping to blend in rather than stand out.They might not understand all the fuss about sex and when they do give in (they rarely initiate), they usually don't experience much satisfaction.While testosterone replacement for men is big business, no one really pays much attention to the role testosterone plays in women, at least not in pre-menopausal or even young women.Consider that more than a few studies report that the percentage of women between the ages of 18 and 59 who are suffering from "sexual dysfunction" is somewhere around 50%.